Full-time freelance writer based in Glasgow, Scotland… author of 17 books, three of which are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Permanent Collection… former news editor at TeamRock.com… former band manager, drummer and keyboardist… TV and radio presenter… real ale fan.
How Prince Inspired Tom Petty’s ‘Don’t Come Around Here No More’
Heartbreakers leader had key 'Purple Rain' moment on his mind when he completed a track Stevie Nicks abandoned.
Battle Over Early Beatles Demo Valued at $6 Million Goes to Court
Sound engineer Geoff Emerick kept 1962 session despite being told to destroy it — and now label want it back.
Nearly All Independent Venues May Fail to Survive Lockdown
Survey suggests coronavirus threatens permanent closure for 90 percent of locations.
Don McLean Says ‘American Pie’ Is Partly a Children’s Song
He reflects on success of 1971 anthem on 'The Big Interview' with Dan Rather.
Rod Stewart Sends $6,000 to Nurse Who Caught COVID-19
Singer offers financial support as mother of three faces a year of recuperation.
Watch Pat Benatar’s Video for COVID-19 Song ‘Together’
Track seeks “beauty and hope and positivity” in lockdown struggle.
Watch the Deleted ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Scene From ‘Almost Famous’
Cameron Crowe's movie makes even more sense with deleted scene.
Bruce Springsteen’s Message of Hope in Pandemic
The Boss predicts positive future and says there’s “no shame” in weakening while “looking into something that is gonna f--- me up.”
COVID-19 Roundup: Queen Release ‘You Are the Champions’ Single
New version of song hails healthcare workers as Dave Grohl, Pearl Jam, Robert Fripp, Wheatus and Record Store Day respond to pandemic.
Why the Go-Go’s Hated Their ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover Shoot
Bassist Kathy Valentine recalls band members being persuaded to abandon their clothes and appear in their underwear instead.
Prince Tribute Show Director Recalls ‘Tricky’ Tension
Ken Ehrlich says getting Sheila E. and the Revolution onstage together helped bridge a gap.
Bret Michaels to Publish Memoir in May
Poison singer unveils ‘Auto-Scrap-Ography Vol. 1.'